SALT LAKE CITY (September 22, 2022) — Today, the Utah Film Commission announced 19 Film Ready Utah communities that are prepared to support productions filming in their area with access to locations, professional crews, and vendors.
Film Kanab, Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission, Visit Ogden, Park City Film Commission, Explore Utah Valley, and Salt Lake City have been our active partners for decades. This month, 12 other communities will join this network to introduce productions to the unique locations and resources available across the state. Box Elder, Cache, Carbon, Davis, Emery, Garfield, Heber Valley, Juab, San Juan, Tooele, Uintah, Washington and Wayne are the new Film Ready Utah communities.
For the past year, the Utah Film Commission has been working with city and county officials to enable more rural areas to support productions filming in their regions. The Film Ready Utah designation provides a local support network, access to resources, and signals to the film industry that these communities are ready to support their work.
"Utah’s film industry is expanding to every corner of our state,” said Virginia Pearce, director of the Utah Film Commission. “The Film Ready Utah program gives rural communities resources to match local businesses and unique locations with production-related needs.”
Since 1974, the Utah Film Commission has helped grow local jobs and economies by promoting Utah as the destination for film, television, and commercial production. There has also been a profound economic and cultural impact on the state, with Utah’s Motion Picture Incentive Program generating $463 million in economic impact and creating more than 34,600 production jobs across the state over the last 10 years.
“With the new targeted rural film tax credit, the Film Ready Utah program puts resources where they are needed most and expands economic opportunities throughout the state,” said Dan Hemmert, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity.
To explore all that Film Ready Utah communities offer, visit: film.utah.gov/locations.
For crew, extra, and other film industry job opportunities in Utah, visit: film.utah.gov/job-opportunities.
To learn how your community can participate in the Film Ready Utah program, contact the Utah Film Commission at [email protected].
About the Utah Film Commission
An initiative of the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity, the Utah Film Commission markets the entire state as a destination for film, television, and commercial production by promoting the use of professional local crew and talent, support services, Utah locations, and the Motion Picture Incentive Program. The office also serves as a liaison to the film industry, facilitating production needs across the state.
Thousands of productions have been filmed in Utah, including Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid, Thelma & Louise, and 127 Hours, to name only a few. Many episodic series have also been filmed in Utah, such as Yellowstone, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, and Westworld.
For more information, visit film.utah.gov.